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Why did they put those 3 races together?


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I was going to post that on the previous thread, but I thought it would be off-topic, so...here it is... Do you know why they put those 3 races together? If you don't, why you believe they connected them like this?


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They are the leftovers from them picking for the DC and AD, and they are all from the North East region. Also the lore fits all the races together in sets of three, apparently.
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They are hardly leftovers. Read up on the Akaviri invasion of Skyrim and Morrowind, that's the impetus for the alliance.


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I thought about the fact that they are from the same North-east region too, but then I thought "Why didn't they put all the elves in an alliance or something?", so that's why I made that question...I'm gonna read what Reichmar said and I got to say that I honestly admire him for his really deep knowledge in the Elder Scrolls! ;)
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Reichmar is right again! And just because two races are both elves doesnt mean that they get along. Nords and Dunmer have a long history; alot of fighting between the two, but some great peace. Look at the relation between Whiterun's Jarl and his one Dark elf friend (their names elude me and I'm feeling lazy at the moment.) There's a great respect between the two for the most part (from what I can interpret). As for the Argonians in the alliance: for the most part I think its because they needed to place them somewhere (Dark elves constantly enslaved Argonians, and they didnt get along for the most part), but the fiction was fixed with the whole Akaviri invasion.


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I had my doubts for a Nord - Dunmer alliance cause of the hatred for Dunmer in Windhelm and pretty much in the entire Skyrim...is it only me who thinks that Skyrim Nords hate everyone else?


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(January 1st 2013 08:43 PM)Ivixor Wrote:  I had my doubts for a Nord - Dunmer alliance cause of the hatred for Dunmer in Windhelm and pretty much in the entire Skyrim...is it only me who thinks that Skyrim Nords hate everyone else?

Racism is prevalent in Skyrim just as it is in Morrowind. Its a mutual thing. The Nords and Dunmer have a varied history, with periods of peace and war. They know each other and they know that they're competant fighting forces. Reason enough as any to band together against an external threat.


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(January 1st 2013 08:51 PM)Reichmar12 Wrote:  
(January 1st 2013 08:43 PM)Ivixor Wrote:  I had my doubts for a Nord - Dunmer alliance cause of the hatred for Dunmer in Windhelm and pretty much in the entire Skyrim...is it only me who thinks that Skyrim Nords hate everyone else?

Racism is prevalent in Skyrim just as it is in Morrowind. Its a mutual thing. The Nords and Dunmer have a varied history, with periods of peace and war. They know each other and they know that they're competant fighting forces. Reason enough as any to band together against an external threat.

Reminds me of the Athenians and Spartans making an alliance against Persians in the Battle of Marathon. (some Greek history lesson here :P )


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so they could lose \o/


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They'll only fight each other when the war is over. If there's anything they hate more than each other, its the thought of other people across Tamriel ruling over them.


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(January 1st 2013 08:59 PM)Reichmar12 Wrote:  They'll only fight each other when the war is over. If there's anything they hate more than each other, its the thought of other people across Tamriel ruling over them.

That's true...but what do you have to say about the Argonians? How do you believe they ended up with those two?


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(January 1st 2013 09:03 PM)Ivixor Wrote:  
(January 1st 2013 08:59 PM)Reichmar12 Wrote:  They'll only fight each other when the war is over. If there's anything they hate more than each other, its the thought of other people across Tamriel ruling over them.

That's true...but what do you have to say about the Argonians? How do you believe they ended up with those two?

They took part in fighting the Akaviri invasion as well. As a result of that and the new conflict, the Dunmer freed many of them from slavery. Black Marsh is an isolated place -- the Argonians want to keep it that way too.


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(January 1st 2013 09:06 PM)Reichmar12 Wrote:  
(January 1st 2013 09:03 PM)Ivixor Wrote:  
(January 1st 2013 08:59 PM)Reichmar12 Wrote:  They'll only fight each other when the war is over. If there's anything they hate more than each other, its the thought of other people across Tamriel ruling over them.

That's true...but what do you have to say about the Argonians? How do you believe they ended up with those two?

They took part in fighting the Akaviri invasion as well. As a result of that and the new conflict, the Dunmer freed many of them from slavery. Black Marsh is an isolated place -- the Argonians want to keep it that way too.

Hmm, so through all these we can find some reasons why they put those together...Firstly, they joined against the Akaviri, secondly, they used to have issues between them in the past and thirdly, they are races that don't get along with people who don't belong in their race.


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They really just have the common goal of "Don't get taken over", as opposed to the true unity of the Dominion and Covenant.


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Personally I think it is because the perception of races. Taken of how I think most people will perceive the three factions "class-orientation" wise.
AD=Magicka and Stealth
DC=Magicka and Brawl
EP=Brawl and Stealth
Trying to atract the different people with certain play styles to certain but not definate races. That is what I think.

And besides the Khajiit are probably in the AD to align the weight betwen perception of them being fuggly racist some may have but having the furries join in for numbers.


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